Getting my braces off was one of the best days of my life. I hated having braces, as most people do, and I couldn't wait until they were gone forever. True, I'd have to wear a retainer, which was eventually eaten by my dogs, but still, I'd finally have a nice smile. I had always been self-conscious about the gap in my teeth and my snaggletooth. But now I didn't need to be anymore. Once my braces were off, I smiled more often and that made me a happier person. I hated them while they were on, but eventually, after all that pain, they really were worth it.